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Internet Archive's Book Scanning Robot


Published 2004
Topics robot


Footage of the Internet Archive's version of the Kirtas APT 1200 book scanning system in Toronto Canada. This footage can be used as stock footage without restriction.

The first section is an operator working with the robot on every page turn. Later there is a section where the robot runs without being touched.

Another movie by the vendor Kirtas.

Another customer article and movie.


Run time 10:14
Production Company Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information molly at archive.org or info@archive.org

Shotlist

00:00- 00:43 Jonathan finishing a book, zoom to camera on machine
00:43-6:40 Jonathan loading a book, zoom to camera
6:40 Exterior of Library
7:10-7:30 360 pan through campus ending on library
7:50 door of library
8:25 IA logo
8:30 machine turning with no assistance
?? mirror flipping slowly, then automatically

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Reviews

Reviewer: mysticx0 - favorite - January 30, 2010
Subject: huh?
turn the pages by hand?? heck, i can do that with my home scanner, whoever bought this got seriously ripped off...
Reviewer: lifeimitatesart - favoritefavorite - October 21, 2007
Subject: plastic flaps can cause problems in kirtas
kirtas machine leaves artifacts of its plastic flap on the scanned pages, which cannot be cured completely on color pages. The end results do not look encouraging.

Is it worth $190,000?
Reviewer: tracey pooh - - May 5, 2007
Subject: FYI: we don't scan with this system anymore
(just in case folks wanted to know)
--tracey, IA webmaster
Reviewer: Alain Jo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2005
Subject: 4digitalBooks
I have seens machine from 4digitalBooks running and it is also very impressive !
I Love this product and seems more production oriented than kirtas technology.
have a look at www.4digitalbooks.com
Bye
Reviewer: Rick Prelinger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2004
Subject: I have seen the future...
Wonderful. We wants it :)
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